Don't you hate it when your cell phone rings with an weird local number?  You answer the call only to find out that it is someone halfway across the world trying to sell you Viagra, or you find yourself listening to an annoying recording.  The FTC is having a contest to find a person that can create something to stop those unwanted calls.

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You may have your home and cell phone number on the do not call list but unfortunately sometimes that doesn't stop the unwanted calls.  Especially those calls that happen 12-15 times per day.

If you think you have what it takes to create something the FTC will hand $50,000 over to you.

The contest is free and open to the public.  The contest begins on Thursday at 4pm and lasts through January 13, 2013 at 4pm.  The winner(s) will be revealed in April.

For more information or a list of rules,